Condoleezza Rice: "We Want an Immediate Cease-fire Too"

Exclusive interview: With the U.N. considering a peace deal in the war in Lebanon, Rice spoke with TIME about that crisis, Iraq and more

TIME: DO YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT FROM ISRAEL THAT IT WON'T EXPAND THE WAR INTO SYRIA OR IRAN?

RICE: The Israelis have said publicly that they do not want to widen this war. And I take them at their word.

TIME: IS THERE A PLAN TO PURSUE A COMPROMISE ON EXCHANGING PRISONERS?

RICE: The release of the abducted prisoner [by Hamas] unconditionally has been called for by many international bodies, including the G-8. And everybody recognizes there is an issue with Lebanese prisoners. But in the diplomacy, there isn't contemplation of suggesting a prisoner exchange.

TIME: MANY COMMENTATORS BELIEVE THE U.S....

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